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Exquisite Aronei Kodesh

Avigail Sharer

What’s more precious and holy than a sefer Torah? Our sifrei Torah are covered in mantles of velvet and crowned with silver, but where are they kept? The aron hakodesh, graced with the paroches, offers a fitting and dignified home for our most treasured possession. Come and meet Avraham Fried, who has been designing and building exquisite aronei kodesh for over 40 years.

 

Let’s Get Going — Megillas Rus

C.B. Gavant

How well do you know Megillas Rus? Sure, you’ve learned about it in school, but I bet some of the information below will surprise you. Like every megillah, there’s lots beneath the surface in this story that we read each Shavuos.

 

Rocks!

Yael Mermelstein

It all started with a rock through the window. I was sitting at the piano playing a composition by Bach. I don’t remember which song it was, but I remember the composer. Minds are weird that way.

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